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Domaines Schlumberger, Gewürztraminer, Les Princes Abbés 2016

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Complex aromas of fruit and spice, full and rich on palate with lovely balance. One of the best accompaniments to smoked salmon and smoked cheeses.

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White Wine

France

About This Wine...

The Estate

A young team led by Séverine Beydon-Schlumberger and Alain Freyburger, the wine maker. The largest vineyard holders in Alsace of which over 50% are Grand Cru status. Their second wines bearing ‘Princes Abbés’ labels, nevertheless contain considerable quantities of fruit from the Grand Cru vineyards. The style is rich and intense. On our visit, we were amazed by the attention to detail from the upkeep of 45km of drystone walls on the steep mountainside vineyards to the complete modernisation of equipment in the winery. The Rieslings are charming and supple; the intense fruit of the Pinot Gris is sensational and lovers of Gewürztraminer will be delighted by these rich, balanced wines.

History

Probably the most renowned wine in Alsace, Traminer comes from the North of Italy and dates back to the 16th century. Gewurztraminer (literally spiced or musky Traminer) is a selection of the most aromatic Traminers, and becomes Gewurztraminer 1950.

Location

Gewurztraminer Princes Abbes comes mainly from our named localities of BOLLENBERG and BUX as well as from the young vines from our Grand Cru vineyards.

Awards and reviews

  • 2011 Vintage 91 pts Wine Spectator August 2013.  “Elegant and light-footed, this silky white offers textbook Gewurztraminer character, with accents of rose petal, cream and spice to the flavours of lychees, melon and candied grapefruit zest.  Well-knit, showing an echo of minerality on the finish.  Drink now through to 2023”
  • 2012 Vintage 89 pts Wine Enthusiast, December 2014
  • 2012 Vintage 88 pts Wine & Spirits, December 2014
  • 2013 Vintage 89 pts Robert Parker, June 2015
  • 2013 Vintage 92 pts James Suckling, Guide 2015/2015
  • 2013 Vintage 89 pts Vinous Media

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